National Conference Centre

National Conference Centre

Unique Conference and Banqueting venue available for hire in Solihull suitable for a whole range of events for up to 800 people. Amazing displays of literally hundreds of fully restored British motorcycles are on hand to provide an extra attraction for your conference, seminar, banqueting, training seminars or meeting room hire.

For banqueting we have a number of large suites that can cater for up to 950 people, and smaller ones suited to events for few guests. We have suites with bars, catering, lighting adjustments and sound control - providing you with all the facilities you would need for banqueting events. All guests are welcome to pay a visit to the bike museum during their time at the National Conference Centre.

Why choose National Conference Centre?

The National Conference Centre is at the hub of the country's motorway system and rail network, with Birmingham International railway station just five-minutes taxi ride away. The Museum is situated in the centre of the Midlands close to Solihull, Birmingham, and Coventry. Birmingham Airport, is less than two miles in distance away. The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is also near the Museum complex and we offer vast car parking facilities.

Venue National Conference Centre
Capacity 950 guests
Address Coventry Road
Bickenhill
Solihull
West Midlands
B92 0EJ
Booking Enquiries 0845 862 6677
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Rooms & Event Spaces (13)

Britannia Suite

Britannia Suite

  • Max Capacity: 1800
  • Dimensions: L:38.10m x W:23.29m x H:3.56m
  • Full Details

    The Britannia Suite has benefited greatly from this refurbishment, improving our overall facilities and offering the very latest in state-of-the art conference resources. The luxurious setting of the Britannia is comfortably capable of hosting over 1400 guests.

    Similar in design to the classic style of the Imperial Suite, the Britannia, with its large open space, free of any columns, is ideal for a wide range of corporate events, functions and product launches. With the addition of two sound-proofed partitions, the Britannia may be divided into smaller areas if required.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 1800
    • Dinner & Dance: 910
    • Formal Dining: 850
    • Cabaret: 600
    • Theatre: 1400
    • Classroom: 750
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Imperial Suite

Imperial Suite

  • Max Capacity: 1800
  • Dimensions: L:42.86m x W:18.89m x H:3.54m
  • Full Details

    Decorated in classic style the suite's high level of visual and conference aid technology is not immediately apparent. Crystal chandeliers provide four levels of lighting controlled from a single remote control, whilst the entertainment lighting system is completely concealed behind two huge ceiling panels. These rotate to reveal an ambitious and exciting installation capable of producing a multitude of effects.
    The Imperial Suite is equipped with a stunning and versatile video system. A 3 * 4 metre video screen and six 32" LCD monitors are linked to an installation that allows projection of DVD and VHS media, transparencies, cinefilm and projector slides. The system can project computer graphics and also possesses a video typewriting facility.
    The suites audio system utilises 52 separate loudspeaker boxes with a total of 110 drive units and an amplification system rated at 6,000 watts. These too are integrated into the classical decor and cannot be seen.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 1800
    • Dinner & Dance: 600
    • Formal Dining: 810
    • Cabaret: 600
    • Theatre: 1300
    • Classroom: 850
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Ballacraine Suite

Ballacraine Suite

  • Max Capacity: 600
  • Dimensions: L:19.07m x W:19.07m x H:2.58m
  • Full Details

    Connected through a small vestibule to the Bracebridge Suite, the Ballacraine is highly recommended for those holding a combined banquet or conference. It boasts an ensuite bar, air conditioning and a top of the range integral sound system. Despite providing a huge 370 square meters of space, the suite manages to maintain a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Other features include microphone pick-up sockets, lighting controls and integral telephone points.

    No matter what the event, you will also benefit from the exceptional catering facilities shared with the Kirkmichael and Bracebride suites. If holding a theatre style conference, the Ballacraine Suite will hold up to 120 delegates. For dinner dances the capacity expands to 208 delegates.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 600
    • Dinner & Dance: 300
    • Cabaret: 208
    • Theatre: 120
    • Classroom: 80
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Bracebridge Suite

Bracebridge Suite

  • Max Capacity: 600
  • Dimensions: L:19.33m x W:19.06m x H:2.22m
  • Full Details

    Searching for a suite that offers both state of the art equipment and comfort? The Bracebridge is one of our most requested suites due to its luxury décor, extravagant features and easy access. Located on the lower floor of the museum, it is especially ideal for disabled and elderly guests. Capable of holding 120 delegates for conferences and 280 delegates for dinner dances, the suite comes with its own well-stocked bar. It is also fully air conditioned and a movable dance floor can be requested.

    If holding a conference, you will find the microphone pick-up sockets and telephone points integrated throughout the suite incredibly useful. Our conference staff are also available to organize, plan and advise you if needed.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 600
    • Dinner & Dance: 330
    • Cabaret: 160
    • Theatre: 120
    • Classroom: 80
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Compton Suite

Compton Suite

  • Max Capacity: 600
  • Dimensions: L:19.25m x W:19.11m x H:5.05m
  • Full Details

    See Manxman Suite detail (Rooms are identical)

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 600
    • Dinner & Dance: 380
    • Cabaret: 224
    • Theatre: 400
    • Classroom: 250
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Manxman Suite

  • Max Capacity: 600
  • Dimensions: L:19.16m x W:19.03m x H:3.15m
  • Full Details

    The Manxman Suite is adjoins to the Compton Suite and its facilities and capabilities are identical, except it also acts as an anti-room for the Britannia Suite.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 600
    • Dinner & Dance: 380
    • Cabaret: 240
    • Theatre: 400
    • Classroom: 250
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Premier Suite

Premier Suite

  • Max Capacity: 600
  • Dimensions: L:19.17m x W:19.13m x H:6.62m
  • Full Details

    The Premier Suite's high ceiling allows intricate theatre lighting to be deployed with ease.
    The Premier Suite is located on the ground floor of the Conference Centre, along with the adjacent Compton and Manxman Suites. With a total column-free floor area in excess of 370 square metres, the Premier Suite offers a unique venue for conferences, trade shows, and private functions.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 600
    • Dinner & Dance: 360
    • Cabaret: 240
    • Theatre: 370
    • Classroom: 200
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Trafalgar Suite

Trafalgar Suite

  • Max Capacity: 500
  • Dimensions: L:18.65m x W:16.05m x H:5.10m
  • Full Details

    The features of the Imperial Suite extend through the Trafalgar to create a lavish suite accommodating around 300 for a theatre style meeting and 400 for a reception.
    Suitable as a meeting or conference room, or as a pre-function room to the Imperial Suite, the Trafalgar includes feature wall coverings, ornate plaster cornices and ceiling moldings as part of its stylish design.
    With direct access to extensive dedicated catering facilities, the provides an ideal setting for lunches and receptions.

    Whatever the event you are organising in the Trafalgar Suite, you are, of course, assured of our attentive assistance and, should you require it, our help and guidance too.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 500
    • Dinner & Dance: 200
    • Cabaret: 112
    • Theatre: 300
    • Classroom: 160
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Waterloo Suite

  • Max Capacity: 350
  • Dimensions: L:22.38m x W:11.19m x H:2.35m
  • Full Details

    The suite is very flexible in the options it presents; and can be used as a pre-function room in conjunction with the Trafalgar Suite, for small-scale dinner dances, meetings and weddings.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 350
    • Dinner & Dance: 200
    • Formal Dining: 200
    • Cabaret: 112
    • Theatre: 200
    • Classroom: 130
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Kirkmichael Suite

  • Max Capacity: 250
  • Dimensions: L:19.42m x W:7.70m x H:2.27m
  • Full Details

    With its intimate and welcoming atmosphere, the Kirkmichael Suite is one of our smaller options. Capable of holding up to 72 delegates for theatre style meetings and 80 delegates for banquets, it focuses on both comfort and luxury. It is situated close to the Ballacraine and Bracebridge suites enabling it to be used as a hospitality suite.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 250
    • Cabaret: 64
    • Theatre: 72
    • Classroom: 48
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The Balcony Suite

The Balcony Suite

  • Max Capacity: 120
  • Full Details

    Spacious, bright and stunning are the best ways to describe the Balcony Suite. It is capable of holding up to 80 delegates for meetings, conferences and banquets and up to 120 delegates for receptions. Within the suite there are large patio design windows which beautifully open out onto a large balcony, providing a view of the entrance to the Museum. The versatile and unobtrusive partition enables the suite to be separated into two different rooms.

    If you book in the summer months, chairs and tables will be provided on the balcony for guests to relax and soak up the sun. It truly is a stunning choice for any small event.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 120
    • Cabaret: 50
    • Theatre: 80
    • Classroom: 50
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Crows Nest

Crows Nest

  • Max Capacity: 100
  • Dimensions: L:12.17m x W:7.32m x H:3.10m
  • Full Details

    The newly refurbished Crow’s Nest Suite is both spacious and comfortable. Capable of holding up to 100 delegates for theatre style meetings and up to 66 delegates in classroom layout . It even benefits from an ensuite bar which gives you and your guests everything you need to host your own private party.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 100
    • Cabaret: 66
    • Theatre: 100
    • Classroom: 48
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Wardroom

Wardroom

  • Max Capacity: 14
  • Dimensions: L:6.39m x W:5.83m x H:2.83m
  • Full Details

    The Wardroom is ideal for one-to-one interviews, or board meetings

    Our smallest suite, The Wardroom provides the perfect setting for confidential business meetings, private luncheons or intimate dinner parties.

    Adjacent the larger Crow's Nest, the Wardroom can be utilised as an ante-room for functions requiring a separate or private area.

    Capacity

    • Max Capacity: 14
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 14
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Activities & Events (2)

Events Field

Events Field

  • Guests: 500 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    Outdoor team building including motorised sports & laser clay pigeon shooting

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Courtyard Drinks Receptions

Courtyard Drinks Receptions

  • Guests: 300 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    Use our courtyard for BBQ's and drinks receptions

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Venue Features (9)

  • Disability Access
  • Local Public Transport
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • AV Equipment
  • Parking
  • Late Licence
  • Family / Children Friendly
  • Outside Space
  • Music Licence